Wednesday, January 25, 2012

guest post - kerry bogert

Hey LMAJ Readers!

I couldn't be more excited to be invited to share a post with you here today. What better way to start a dreary, rainy, Tuesday than with a bit of art jewelry love? I don't know about where you live, but in my western New York neck of the woods, the weather has been rather unwinter like. It seems like every Tuesday we are seeing a rising of the thermometer and down pouring of rain. Sure, my hubby likes that he isn't having to shovel the driveway every morning before work, but the constant state of muck brown we find ourselves it leaves a lot to be desired (or should I say inspired). 

One day last week, for my blog, I set out on a little adventure to find a color-of-the-day, all day long. Wouldn't you know it, the Pantone color of the day was... brown. It was a great exercise in opening my eyes to the possibility and beauty in brown. If you are familiar with my current body of work, you'll know that brown is a color that rarely makes an appearance. I am so much more of a BRIGHT color kinda gal. And now, between that photographic lesson and the doldrums outside my window, I am so completely over brown. 

So, I decided to go on another adventure, around my house, to document a spectrum of colors with some texture thrown in for good measure. 

You might be asking yourself what apples and old records have to do with creating art jewelry.  For me, finding ways to be creative everyday and seeing color whereever I can is just one of the ways I stay motivated/inspired/refreshed when it comes down to sitting at my beading table to work. It keeps the idea juices flowing and my brain from turning to as mushy a brown as my backyard. For example, after taking these photos, that orange Royal Kerry tea tin has me thinking beads made with a light orange, dark grey, and ivory would make for an interesting combination. 

I invite you to join me today on a color adventure of your own! Challenge yourself to take your camera in hand, around your home, and find bits of color in your own environment. Come back here to the comments and share a link to a color photos on your blog! Share too what this little color adventure inspired in your work.


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mairedodd said...

i love the way you challenge yourself... the joy and light-heartedness your jewelry brings out... it is so signature 'you'! that yellow tin is really gorgeous...

Izzy said...

What a wonderful idea. Not only is it inspiring for color ideas but sometimes I forget what colorful trinkets I've collected through the years. Thanks so much for visiting us today!

Barbara said...

Thanks for guest posting Kerry! It's a fun idea to start out a not so inspiring day with a challenge! Great idea! I'm thinking it would be a fun challenge to take 10 or 5 photos of one's favorite objects and find a common thread i.e. a color or shape.

TesoriTrovati said...

That is such an awesome challenge, Miss Kerry! I need to take more time to document the daily beauty that surrounds me. You always challenge me to think creatively. So nice to see you here! I can't wait to see where your inspiration takes you next.
Enjoy the day!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Great idea! If I were home today, I think I would have tried that. I typically look in lots of magazines for color combinations. I never thought of looking around my own house......
Thanks for the idea!

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